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Cutberto Garza joined Boston College in 2005 after having served as vice-provost at Cornell University. At Boston College, Dr. Garza is responsible for the implementation of the academic components of a strategic assessment and planning initiative that was completed in 2006, after almost two years of discussion among some 200 administrators, faculty, staff and students.
While at Cornell, Dr. Garza also served as director of the Food and Nutrition Program of the United Nations University, a think-tank and community of scholars that serves as a bridge between the UN and the international academic community. In this capacity, he helped assemble a multi-regional network to enhance food and nutrition efforts in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
He also maintained his research program and chaired a number of domestic and international committees and study groups that addressed key issues in health and nutrition, including a complex multi-country study on infant and young child growth sponsored by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and other organizations. As chair of the project's steering committee, he was one of the two principal architects of a complex undertaking involving hundreds of professionals in six countries to develop new international growth standards that are expected to be adopted by more than 100 countries.
Dr. Garza has received numerous awards and honors, including membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science and the Feinstein World Hunger Prize for Education and Research from Brown University, and has held several domestic and international appointments and consultantships. He was named to the inaugural class of the National Associates of the National Academies of Science and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society, among other organizations.
A 1969 graduate of Baylor University with a BS in chemistry, Dr. Garza received his MD from Baylor College of Medicine in 1973 and a PhD in nutrition and food science from MIT in 1976.
11.01.07 | 00:52:46 min
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